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Old 03-14-2017   #1
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Default Another question about shooting video.

Is it possible to shoot video without the camera automatically going to "live view"? I shoot with Pentax cameras, either a K-30, K-50 or a Kx. I've read everything the operating manual has to offer about video (movies) and nothing is mentioned about this matter.

The problem I have is, I find it very difficult to see what I'm shooting due to the glare off of the LED screen when in broad daylight. I suppose I could use a black cloth.... and go for the "retro-look".... but I'd rather not if possible.

I'm taking a day trip to Shoshone Falls tomorrow morning and I was hoping to shoot some video in addition to still images. I called the Twin Falls Chamber of Commerce and they said the water was flowing like gangbusters! Hmmm.... this is something I should have considered sooner, me thinks. You'd think after 71 years, I'd learn, eh?

Thanks for any advice.

Dewman (Clueless in Idaho!)

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Old 03-16-2017   #2
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Default Re: Another question about shooting video.

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Is it possible to shoot video without the camera automatically going to "live view"?
Short answer:
No.

Long answer:
In order to shoot video, the mirror must be in the up position, sensor in full time mode. The only way to achieve this is to go to Live View mode.


The only other way is to run a mirrorless camera where the Live View mode is the default method of operation.


The final solution: Camcorder.



I have not had my 5300 long, and am shooting promotional videos with it at work, because I can make cinematic looking video with it.. Im in full control of the DOF, Bokah, exposure, etc.. and shoot at 24fps to achieve that "action blur" look that 60p wont give you, which translates into "that film look".



BTW, if your looking for an awesome, and powerful editing program Magix is the ticket. You can do anything with it that you would want to do right now, its not too difficult but yet it's very powerful. And, affordable too.

HTH,
Andrew


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